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the course of his speech, spiel he did not want to see New Zealand join the Federal movement. He considered a lion in the path was the hostility over Freetrade and Protection, between New South Wales and Victoria. The same difficulty existed elsewhere. New South Wales must recognise that the Australian policy should be protection against the world, with freetrade between the colonies. The resolutions were unanimously carried. NEWS FROM CHINA. Thursday Islan.o, July 16. News per China Navigation steamer states that great indignation was caused in Canton through raising foreign trade import duties, affecting cotton and cotton yarn. During the launching of a vessel at Osaka, on board of which a large crowd was assembled, the ship heeled over. The crowd rushed to the side, causing the vessel to completely turn over, and fifty persons were drowned. Ching Ling has been proclaimed a free port. The German steamer Yangstze, j bound from Hong Kong to Shanghai, was lost at Holshaw Islands. All hands were saved. Pekin merchants are petitioning for an extension of the railway from Tieutsin to Tangchow, and offer to subscribe the capital necessary for the work. A Taupo correspondent writing about ngerengere or Maori leprosy tells of the end of a native who died of it seven years ago after suffering many years from wasting of the bones which characterises ngerengere: " He had become so feeble as to be a burden to his tribe, so they dug a hole, the orthodox 8 by 2, and put him in it, and lowered his food down to him. Every morning they used to go to the edge of the hole and cry out, "Areyoii dead yet, Hori?" and upon his answering, down went the day'a supply of provisions. At last one morning Hori was sulky, and would not reply, so they quickly tumbled in the sods, and that was the end of the ngerengere.'' There is now to be seen in the shop window of Messrs J. Scaly and Co., East street, a collection of apples showing some of the sorts grown at the nurseries, Biverbanfc, that will repay inspection by any one who contemplates planting fruit plants. There are upwards of fifty different kinds! shown, all valuable, long-keeping sorts. For size, color, and general excellence they are by far the finest that have been shown in. Ashburcon this season. —(Advt.) ?^]^J^^ _ CLEARING SALE. STOCK MUST BE REDUCED. f.W. gPEpi CO, "PREVIOUS to Stock-taking, being Jl very heavily stocked, we have decided to hold a A^LEAJRIIYG}- SALE. GRLAT REDUCTIONS REGARDLESS OF COST. Heavy Dress Tweeds 10 kl, reduced to 7|d. Double width Cashmeres 3s 6d, reduced to Is lid. Dress Goods Is 9d, reduced to Is 2d. Ashburton Flannel, Is 3d, now 11-^d Good Heavy Flannel Is 3d, recluced to Is. Cretonnes 4s lid a doz, Towels from 3M each. White Sheeting, double width, 7id. Women's Corsets 3s 6d, reduced to Is lid White Lace lOd a doz. Women's Large Umbrellas Is lid each. Men's Cord Trousers 7s 6d, worth 10s 6d Men's Tweed Trousers 10s 6d, reduced to 7s lid. Men's Tweed Suits 18s 6d. Men's Tweed Suits 30s, now 25s Boys' Tweed Hats Is each. BOOTS. ~~~ BOOTS. A Job Lot of Women's and Children's Boots must be cleared Regardless of Cost. Men s Bluchers 6s 9rl, Men's Shooters . 10s 6d, worth 13s 6d. BARGAINS. BARGAINS. AT W, W. S P £ H G £ S 'S THE ARCADE Ts deafnesslncurable ? j. h J_ Nicholson, of 175 William Street Melbourne, has proved otherwise by making a complete cure of Deafness and Noises in the head of over Years' Standing by a simple remedy and without th use of any " clap-trap " so called electro medication treatment., A full description of this remedy, which has cured thousands of other cases of long^ standing, will be sent FREE on application. W. T. Kingston, VETERINARY;SHOELNG FORGE AND General Jobbing Smith Next Oookson's Stables), opposite the Railway Station. nnHE best accommodation for Horses JL and convenience possible for Customers. SHOEING. Draught Horses 7s Hacks 6s To meet the heavy rise in the price of Iron, we have a large stock of Shoes made from scrap and old iron, which for wear it is well known cannob be beaten. Made on our own premises. GENERAL SMITH WORK OF ALL 7t45 KINDS. CHEAP TURNSTIAND~~ FOR SALE, a conveniently situated Block of 500 ACRES, Partly fenced and well Watered. Price very low. Terms easy. GEO. JAMESON, 7t67 _. Ashburton. L OOF^ rpHE Loyal Ashburfcon Lodge of OddJL t fellows 1.0.0.F.,M.U., will celebrate their Seventeenth Anniversary by a Tea and Social in the Oddfellows' Hall on FRIDAY, July 18th. Tea at 0 o'clock sharp. Refreshments provided at Social. Tickets : Tea and Social, 2s 6d ; Ladies, Social only, la. R. MINNIS, 7J59 Secretary,

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2466, 16 July 1890

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2466, 16 July 1890